With its combination of superb scenery, accessible endemic birds, abundant game, and excellent infrastructure, Namibia has a great deal to offer traveling birders.
Although the country possesses just one true endemic (Dune Lark, a Namib special); a further host of near-endemics extend only marginally into inaccessible Angola, are most easily found in Namibia. These include Gray's Lark, Rüppell's Korhaan and Herero Chat in the Namib desert, and escarpment specials such as White-tailed Shrike, Violet Woodhoopoe, Rockrunner, Bare-cheeked Babbler, Rüppell's Parrot, Carp's Black Tit and Hartlaub's Francolin.
Kivo Lodge offers a rich diversity of bird life like the beautiful lilac-braested roller or the Golden tailed and Cardinal Woodpeckers. Barn owls are nesting ontop of the Lodge-roof and can be observed regularly.
Ride over vast expanses of Savannah and mountain landscape, Riding in the wilderness, far away from the hustle and bustle of the daily routine?
Isn't this every horse lover's dream? It's a dream that can become reality in Namibia. The endless horizons and breath-taking silence of Kivo's Landscapes are certain to cast a spell over every rider. There's no more intimate way of experiencing Africa's diverse wildlife than from a saddle.
Game drives are designed to take you close to the wildlife on Kivo Lodge. This gives you an opportunity to view wild animals in their natural habitat as they go about their daily activities.
Game drives are mostly done in the afternoon and end with a Sundowner either at the Lodge or on a mountainside with a beautiful view.
Our drivers are experienced and have good knowledge about the area and where to find the different game species.
Namibia is one of Africa's best protected wildlife destinations with an unparalleled conservation history, come and experience one of natures greates treasures on Kivo Lodge. We have a wide variety of of animals, big and small that roam Kivos beutiful landscape. Some of wich are Zebra, both Wildebeest, Oryx, Kudu and Hartebees. Whartogs and Ostriches are also quite common. If you are very lucky you might also encounter the shy Leopard that is right at home in the mountaineous areas of Kivo or a group of the elusive Cheetas that are roaming Namibias Savannahs.
Ivo the owner gives a guided tour.
Ivo Lühl gives a guided tour through the Savannahs and mountain landscape of Kivo Lodge. Close and personal.
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The shy Kudu is only one of many Antilope species you will find here. Come and stay with us for a uniquely Namibian experience.
Bee eater out and about.
This is Namibias famous Bee eater. With his beautiful colours and long beak he is one of natures prettiest creations.